Microsoft is hiring more than 3,000 people from the Middle Kingdom, the tech giant announced Wednesday, as it ramps up its recruitment efforts in China and the United States.
The move, which comes as Microsoft ramps up work to bolster its workforce in Asia, follows an agreement with South Korean tech company LG to hire 3,600 people from that country in the first quarter of 2020.
Microsoft, which is also investing in an international human resources department to support its international expansion efforts, said it will hire 3.3% of its workforce from China by the end of 2020, the highest level of recruitment in the world, the company said in a statement.
Microsoft said the hires would be based in Beijing and Shanghai.
In addition, Microsoft is making hires to help increase its workforce globally, the statement said.
The new hires will be part of Microsoft’s “global workforce strategy,” Microsoft said.